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August 8th is Entry Deadline for Greater Houston Black Chamber 20th Annual Pinnacle Awards

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 Winners to be honored at black-tie gala on October 11th 

HOUSTON, TX – The Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce (GHBC) is reminding Houstonians that all entries for their prestigious African-American Business Achievement Pinnacle Awards are due on Friday, August 8, 2014.   To qualify, the interested for-profit business must be at least 51 percent African-American owned, in operation for a minimum of three years, headquartered in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area and members of the Greater Houston Black Chamber.

Based on the scoring of the following criteria, 10 firms will be nominated as finalists and the Pinnacle Award will be presented to the top 4 companies:

• Fulfillment of mission statement and company objectives

• Improvement and company growth

• Proven effectiveness in meeting business challenges

• Utilization of other African American businesses

• Community involvement and impact

Entries for nominees of the Mack H. Hannah, Jr. Upstart Business Award are also due on Friday, August 8, 2014. The Upstart Business Award recognizes a burgeoning African-American business on the path to entrepreneurial greatness.  This award provides the winning business with the capital and resources so often difficult to obtain as a start-up venture.

To qualify, the interested for-profit business must be at least 51 percent African-American owned, in operation for no more than two (2) years, and headquartered in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area.

The winners will be honored at a black-tie gala Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Power Center, 12401 South Post Oak Road, Houston, TX 77045.  The event begins at 7:00 pm.

For additional information on the Pinnacle Awards and to access the nomination form, visit www.ghbcc.com.

About the Greater Houston Black Chamber

Since 1935, the Greater Houston Black Houston Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Greater Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce) has served as an advocate for African-American business owners and professionals in the Houston area.   Seventy-nine years later, as the city’s first African-American civic organization and the nation’s second oldest African American Chamber of Commerce, the organization’s mission and vision have flourished, reflecting the needs and growth of its members.  GHBC has provided value to members, area businesses and the community and has remained committed to assisting African-American businesses succeed within the local community.

With much of the nation’s attention focused on the economic state of the country, GHBC has kept the needs of Black business owners on the forefront, proving itself to be a premier organization focused on the prosperity and growth of Black entrepreneurs.  Today, the Chamber remains focused on how to impact and provide advocacy, awareness and access to African-American businesses within the Community.

GHBC is a member of the Texas African-American Association of Chambers of Commerce (TAAACC) which serves as a leading advocate promoting the development and enhancement of local African-American chambers of commerce.  TAAACC interacts directly with the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government to influence public policy.

For more information, visit www.ghbcc.com.